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Is factory CPU thermal paste sufficient?

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a b à CPUs
July 26, 2012 8:52:25 PM


I have just purchased a new i7 870 and as all new cpu's it has factory thermal paste on it. Is it ok if I install it as it is or shall I buy a new paste and reapply?

a b à CPUs
July 26, 2012 8:58:21 PM

Ok! Thanks!
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July 26, 2012 9:17:55 PM

Worst case sneario you take a hair drier you worm a bit you remove it easy.
a c 318 à CPUs
July 26, 2012 9:54:36 PM

There's no reason to waste it by removing it. The differences between TIM types in use today is only a few degrees of difference. Besides, if you are using the stock HS/F, it totally makes no difference. You're probably not going to do much in the way of O/Cing anyway with the stock cooler.